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Call for Dr. Ruth Cardoso Visiting Chair

The Center for Brazilian Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals for The Dr. Ruth Cardoso Visiting Chair at Columbia University for academic year 2015-2016.  The Cardoso Chair is aimed at Brazilian teachers and researchers with proven experience in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Contemporary Brazil history, anthropology, political science and sociology.


Deadline of applications: December 7, 2014


Application Requirements:

-Must have completed doctorate by 2005;

-Must have Brazilian nationality and not have U.S. citizenship

-Must be accredited as a teacher and mentor in a graduate program recognized by Capes;

-Must have been engaged under full academic activities, which must include teaching, guidance or co-supervision of dissertations or theses and / or participation in research projects in areas of Brazil's contemporary history, anthropology, political science and sociology;

-Have fluency in English, compatible with the proper performance in the activities planned, which includes classroom lectures;

-Must not have scholarship or receive financial benefit from other Brazilian agencies or entities toward the same goal;

-Must be living in Brazil at the time of application and throughout the selection process



-Devote full academic and research to the activities listed in the syllabus;

-Be able to teach a course each semester. The expectation is that one discipline has format of lectures and another presented in seminars;

-Return to Brazil within thirty days of the conclusion of the program;

-Send a final report, a minimum of fifteen (15) pages through the link "Send unattached document", available on the Program page Catedra Dr. Ruth Cardoso, located on CAPES’ website within thirty (30) days after the end of the scholarship. The report must contain a summary of activities undertaken during the period of the scholarship in the United States, and should be signed by the grantee;

-Reimburse FAPESP, CAPES and the Fulbright Commission of any investment made in the scholarship, with the incidence of default interest on the amounts to be repaid in the event of occurrence of revocation of the concession, motivated by willful act or omission or negligence of the awardee;

-Accept the scholarship at Columbia University for 1 semester (September 2014 to December 2014; January 2015 to May 2015) or two consecutive semesters (September 2014 to May 2015).



-Monthly stipend of $ 5,000, for up to nine months

-Assistance with moving costs, up to $ 2,000

-Health insurance

-Round-trip airfare

-On-campus Housing at no charge to the recipient and access to services and facilities of Columbia University, in accordance with the standards of Columbia University visiting faculty


If you have further questions, please contact Esteban Andrade (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) at Columbia’s Center for Brazilian Studies.


URL: http://www.fulbright.org.br/content/view/111/160/